| | Low Back pain, understanding MRI
35 yr old Female here, in pain all the time. I have not had an accident or injury.....
i just had MRI of lower back, i have had back pain for past 8 yrs. i went to an ORthopedic doctor, MRI results, he said, is degernative disk disease, and there is nothing he can recommend for treatment other than PT, which i have just recently done. I feel dimissed by doctor, this back pain sucks! he said NO muscle relaxers, no pain medication, no injections, just to take anti inflam med for 2 weeks.
Can anyone break this down to me in a language i can understand>?
Marrow: minimal reactive adeosine plate changes at l4-l5. There is degerative loss of disk signal greater at l4-l5 and l5-s1. NO clear cut par defect
l3-L4: Tehre is mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy but no stenosis or focal disk protrusion.
L4-L5: Mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy left greater than right. no absolute spinal stenosis. However there is a central to right paracentral extrusion with some superior extension. This produces some mass effect on the thecal sac, minimal AP diameter is at 13 mm. Borderline inferior foraminal narrowing.
L5-s1: Centeral disk extrusion and tiny annular tear at this level. Procucing subtle mass effect on the thecal sac but no ablsoulte narrowing of the AP diameter fo the spinal canal. Borderline inferior foraminal narrowing at this level.
WHY am i pain every daY?